The Inspired Life


January 23, 2016

1st Bday Party



Did you know that one day, 25 years from now, you’ll write a letter to your little self? And in that letter, you’ll remind yourself that all of the things that little you goes through are only there so that big you can become the best you.

One thing you’ll quickly learn is that time moves swiftly, so please be in no rush to get to the future. It will be here before you know it. One day you’ll drive a car, graduate from college and get married but until that time comes, try your best to relish every precious moment, as hard as that may be. The present is a gift. Please handle with care.

You’ll endure heartache and carry the burden of a deep sadness. But please, try to smile anyways. Your river of tears will sometimes seem like a never-ending tidal wave threatening to drown you. But just take a deep breath and swim through it.

And please, don’t forget to laugh.

You’ll have many gray and gloomy days ahead of you. And as much as I wish that I could part the clouds to guide you towards blue skies and the sun, you must bear through it. Your miraculous rainbow can only appear after your storm. And there’s a treasure waiting for you on the other side.

Although it might not seem like it now, it’s okay to be different. And just like your name, your unique and quirky nature will set you apart like a single star in a pitch-black sky.

I know you feel lonely and isolated from the world, and yes, you’ll often times feel like that 25 years later. Yet I wish you could understand what I’m starting to realize now: God has always been there. And He’s waiting to transform your black hole into a tunnel of light.

Yes, it’ll take some time. And yes, you’ll feel hopeless at times. But trust me, you’ll get there. Some day soon, your heart will smile. And you, my dear little self, will be radiant.

And passionate.

And joyful.



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  • Mama -in-law February 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever read and believe it or not my dear sweet daughter -in-law that I love so much, I can totally relate.
    Got a little lump in my throat…ahem…
    Maybe that’s why from the first time I met you I knew their was something extremely, uniquely special about how God made you.
    May you continue to grow in His love and allow Him to bring you to that special work He created you for.

  • MOTHER February 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Ok this is your mom and I’m loss for words my eyes are filling with tears. You are so gifted and I don’t think you realize how much you already Bless people with your style uniqueness bluntness and creativity. You are honest to a fault. You are made in the image of God wonderfully and beautifully made There is only one Autumn Bottom my daughter and I am Blessed! Please keep on writing that is your Gift to usπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΎβœŒπŸΏοΈπŸ™πŸΎβ€οΈπŸŽ€πŸ˜˜

  • Salon Iman February 28, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I absolutely enjoyed reading this Godsister!!!! Please write more!! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜˜β€οΈ